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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library


The history of the East Asian Library goes back a long time. In 1933, the Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China, heard of a fine Chinese library for sale. It consisted of about 40,000 volumes collected by a scholar Mr. Mu Hsueh Hsun (1880 - 1929). He was the former secretary at the German Legation in Peking.

Bishop White immediately put in an offer of $10,500 which was accepted. Then Bishop White, Dr. Sigmund Samuel, Sir Robert Mond, and Professor John C. Ferguson put together a donation for the purchase of the library. The Mu Collection was catalogued in Peking. It reached Toronto in 1935. This marked the beginning of the Chinese collection.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library continues to hold its place among the major East Asian research libraries in North America. In fulfilling its role as a leading East Asian resource centre in the nation, the library is deeply indebted to its many supporters and donors.

The Library began with a collection of rare materials acquired from China in the 1930's. This special collection is now known as the Mu Collection. More Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials were added later. The library now has over 553,000 volumes (as of May 2012). It is a major research collection on East Asian studies in North America.

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1940
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1939
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1938
146
1937
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1936
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1935
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Topics & Subjects
274
Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese
230
Ji bu
191
Japanese literature
134
Japanese language
132
Chinese literature
117
Chinese language
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880-06 zhang, yushu, 1642-1711
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880-04 iwano, shiny, 1893-1968
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880-05 qianlong, emperor of china, 1711-1799
100
880-06 shen, qingya, fl. 1729 zuan
66
880-03 hanawa, hokiichi, 1746-1821
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880-01 su, shi, 1037-1101
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library - Rare Books Collection
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Yamamoto, Sansei
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Topics: Waka, Haiku (Collections)
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-05 Nakanishi, Chji, 1875-1937; 880-06 Tamura, Nishio, 1880-1958
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Includes index
Topics: Jruri, Jruri
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kwong, Ki Chiu
texts
eye 7,153
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Other title: Hua Ying zi dian ji cheng
Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sansom, George Bailey, Sir, 1883-1965
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eye 6,736
favorite 8
comment 0
Includes index
Topic: Japanese language
11
Topics: Chinese literature, Classification
11
Topics: English language, English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Sait, Hidesabur, 1866-1929; 880-06 Toyota, Minoru, 1855-1972
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Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Lévi, Sylvain, 1863-1935; Takakusu, Junjir, 1866-1945; Demiéville, Paul; Watanabe, Kaigyoku, 1872-1933; Fondation Otâni et Wada
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Issued in fascicles
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Moule, A. C. (Arthur Christopher), 1873-1957; Pelliot, Paul, 1878-1945
texts
eye 4,055
favorite 7
comment 0
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Mongols
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
texts
eye 3,718
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comment 0
Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
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Topic: Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by China; Hsia, Chin-lin, 1896-; Chow, James L. E; Chang, Yukon; Foo, Ping-sheung
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"The Drafting Committee of the Chinese Civil Code has decided not to issue any official translation of the Code"--Foreword
Topic: Civil law
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Topics: Coinage, Currency question, Precious metals, Copper
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Douglas, Carstairs, 1830-1877; Barclay, Thomas. Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language
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Appendix: Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language / Thomas Barclay. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1923
Topic: Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
texts
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comment 0
Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mackenzie, Donald Alexander, 1873-1936
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Topics: Mythology, Chinese, Legends, Mythology, Japanese, Folklore, Folklore, Legends
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Baird, Annie Laurie Adams, 1864-1916
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Topics: Korean language, Korean language, Korean language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Kamo, Chomei, 1153?-1216? Hojoki; Yoshida, Kendo, 1282?-1350. Tsurezuregusa; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-05 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953; 880-06 Shen, Deqian, 1673-1769
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Selected by Deqian Shen. Cf. p. 25 (3rd group)
Topics: Chinese poetry, Chinese poetry, Japanese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Ogy, Sorai, 1666-1728; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topic: Military art and science
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Couling, Samuel, 1859-1922
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
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Topics: Kouta, Waka, Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C; Matsudaira, Hatenksai; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kokon chomon sh; Miura, Osamu
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by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Nobutomo, 1773-1846
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Topic: Shinto
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Morikawa, Kyoroku, 1656-1715; Kakami, Shiko, 1665-1731. Wakan bunso; Yokoi, Yayu, 1702-1783. Uzura goromo
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Topics: Japanese literature, Haiku
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Jippensha, Ikku, 1765-1831
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Shikitei, Samba, 1776-1822
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mizuno, Kgen, 1901-
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Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
texts
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-04 Iwano, Shiny, 1893-1968
texts
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Ed. date varies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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eye 1,452
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
texts
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comment 0
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Xu, Muyun, 1898-
texts
eye 1,440
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Topics: Dramatists, Chinese, Chinese drama
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
texts
eye 1,439
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comment 0
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Taisuke
texts
eye 1,419
favorite 1
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Topics: Etiquette, China, Rites and ceremonies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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eye 1,401
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11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,385
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Topic: Chinese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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eye 1,373
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Huai-nan tz, d. 122 B.C; Kikuchi, Bank; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,368
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hakuin, 1686-1769
texts
eye 1,345
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Li, P'an-lung, 1514-1570; Chou, Pi, fl. 1228. San t'i shih; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
texts
eye 1,343
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Topic: Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ota, Nampo, 1749-1823
texts
eye 1,329
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Topic: Waka
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
texts
eye 1,328
favorite 0
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ch'u tz'
texts
eye 1,323
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Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
texts
eye 1,318
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200; 880-06 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,312
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Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Razan, 1583-1657
texts
eye 1,310
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Topics: Philosophy, Japanese, Confucius and Confucianism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yamada, Yoshio, 1873-1958
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eye 1,294
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yashiro, Hirokata, 1758-1841; Kokusho Kankkai
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eye 1,280
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Japanese
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289
texts
eye 1,278
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,277
favorite 1
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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eye 1,265
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11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Minami, Shigeki
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eye 1,261
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Topic: Kabuki plays
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289; Matsudaira, Yasukuni, 1863-1945; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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eye 1,250
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Lu, Shao-hêng; Hung, Ying-ming, fl. 1596. Ts'ai kên t'ang; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
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eye 1,234
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Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hakuin, 1686-1769
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eye 1,214
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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eye 1,205
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Topic: Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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eye 1,188
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725
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eye 1,184
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Kokei, 1733-1806; Ishihara, Masaaki, 1764-1821. Nen nen zuihitsu; Shimizu, Hamaomi, 1776-1824. Yukyo manroku; Matsudaira, Sadanobu, 1759-1829. Kagetsu sosho
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eye 1,182
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Topic: Japanese essays
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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eye 1,179
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sakakibara, Ksh, 1656-1706; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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eye 1,177
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Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)